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Need the ability to remotely boot intel based servers

 
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Steven E. Protter
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Need the ability to remotely boot intel based servers

I have a trio of dell linux servers that provide web hosting and mail services to my private customers.

I am currently 7,000 miles away from those servers. My main node went down and dropped off the network. Fortuneately my poor man's service guard (scripts i wrote) detected the problem and failed over the IP address, web and mail servers.

What I can't do from 7,000 miles away is boot the box giving me trouble. My hp-ux servers have a secure web console. That connects to their gsp and I can TOC or RS my servers from anywhere on the planet.

I need a device for my Dell's that will let my power cycle the boxes from anywhere on the planet.

If you include a link you can get yourself a rabbit(8-10) points. I'm on a budget, so no pricey solutions. A PCI card that connects to a Secure Web console type device is fine.

I am conducting a google search and will close the thread if I find something.

Regards,

SEP
Steven E Protter
Owner of ISN Corporation
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http://hpuxconsulting.com
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Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: Need the ability to remotely boot intel based servers

This seems to be what I might be looking for.

http://www.dataprobe.com/power/iboot.html

Thoughts,alternatives....

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Steven E Protter
Owner of ISN Corporation
http://isnamerica.com
http://hpuxconsulting.com
Sponsor: http://hpux.ws
Twitter: http://twitter.com/hpuxlinux
Founder http://newdatacloud.com
timmy b.
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Re: Need the ability to remotely boot intel based servers

http://www.lantronix.com/pdf/SecureLinx-SLP_PB.pdf

Steven,
See what you think about this idea, I think you're going to love it. I've seen them in data centers. Does everything you're looking for, and more.

I was thinking along the same line as you on the Secure Web Console (external, product J3591A, available on (ahem) Ebay for about $10) but I don't know what you'd do for a PCI card. Assuming the server is locked, the pci card probably would work either. I started thinking about remotely manageable power supplies, but I haven't seen any of those. Sure would be nice, tho.

This PDU seems to be the next best thing.
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timmy b.
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Re: Need the ability to remotely boot intel based servers

Another thought: Remotely managable UPS. Something like the APC 620VA has remote management. Perfect!

http://www.apc.com/resource/include/techspec_index.cfm?base_sku=SC620&fnl=4605,2&fnl_basket=4605,3c
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Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: Need the ability to remotely boot intel based servers

Thanks for the idea timm

Please take the time to award points to those that have answered your questions.

Keep on foruming.

SEP
Steven E Protter
Owner of ISN Corporation
http://isnamerica.com
http://hpuxconsulting.com
Sponsor: http://hpux.ws
Twitter: http://twitter.com/hpuxlinux
Founder http://newdatacloud.com